High Reliability & Durability
Built with the most rugged and high-quality components and coupled with cutting-edge firmware, the xR8 PLUS is able to deliver unmatched power and performance for even the most hardcore of racing applications, but is also responsive enough to protect itself from damage due to overloading due to physical abuse, overuse or even human error.
Great Flexibility & Versatility
With strong torque and excellent output, the xR8 PLUS can definitely cater for all the power hungry requirements that professional drivers need. The highly adjustable parameters of the ESC will allow drivers to enjoy smooth throttle
response when the throttle/brake linearity is utmost required.
High Voltage Built-in BEC
The xR8 PLUS is the world’s first 1/8th ESC that integrates a HV built-in BEC with an output current of up to 15 Amp and a switchable output voltage of 6V-7.4V. The high voltage BEC is designed to handle today’s high voltage servos on demand used by 1/8th scale vehicles.
Ultra-Reliable Cooling System
HOBBYWING’s patented cooling technology utilizes proprietary heat-conductive copper bars to rapidly and effectively transfer all internal heat from the MOSFET board to the integrated CNC machined billet aluminum heatsink housing. The cooling fan adopts a shockproof mounting which effectively reduces the possibility of fan damage due to vehicle’s frequent jumps.
The xR8 PLUS provides an exceptionally smooth off-throttle coasting function (patent pending), which simulates the feeling of inertia and momentum of a large-scale car driving experience. This can greatly improve the performance of builds utilizing large, high-powered motors as electromagnetic drag becomes a substantial factor in sudden deceleration when in the off-throttle position, adversely affecting driving performance and overall maneuvering.
Advanced and Secure Electronic Switch
The xR8 PLUS features an electronic switch with a lifespan of over 50000 on/off cycles, housed in a completely waterproof, dust-proof and shock-resistant design.
Virtually Maintenance Free Operation
Because of the exceptional thought and design put into the xR8 PLUS, users can expect a virtually maintenance free operating experience, due to advanced error sensing and thermal protection, an exceptionally rugged housing, the ultimate in heat-dissipation technology and a special shockproof fan mounting able to withstand anything that a racer can throw at it.
High Performance Dynamic Timing Algorithm
The world’s first 1/8th scale competition ESC which has adopted dynamic timing technology, which has had great successes in 1/10th scale touring car competitions for a long time now, will greatly expand the adjustable power output
range of the ESC while still maintaining the overall system efficiency and smoothness.
Scale – 1/8th
Brushed/Brushless – BL
Sensored/Sensorless – SD
Waterproof = No
Cont./Peak Current – 150A/950A
2-6S LiPo/6-18 Cells NiMH
Wires & Connectors
Input Wires – Red-10AWG-200mm*1/Red-10AWG-150mm*1/Black-10AWG-150mm*1
Output Wires – Black-12AWG-200mm*3
Input Connectors – No
Output Connecotors – No
(Note: All the wire length above is the original length not the length you see from the outside.)
Size – 30.0×30.0x10.0mm
Voltage Range – 5-7.4V
Powered by BEC
ESC Programing via – SET Button on ESC
Not Supported – LED Program Box
Not Supported = LCD Program Box
WiFi Module – Supported
Firmware Upgrade – Supported
Size & Weight
Size – 58.7×48.0x36.9mm
Weight – 127g
SL BL Motors
SD BL Motors
1/8th Touring Car/Buggy/Truck Competitions
KV Rating/T Count
4S LiPo: KV?3000
6S LiPo: KV?2400
(40xx Series of Motors